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Rob Parker will not be asked back to ESPN. The sports network announced today that the commentator— who questioned Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s “blackness” because he’s in an interracial relationship—will not have his contract renewed.
An episode of ESPN’s First Take got racially awkward after reporter Rob Parker called out an NFL player for having a white fiancée. Parker pulled Washington Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III’s race card all because of his significant other’s skin color. “Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” Parker asked.
Sports journalist Skip Bayless has a theory as to why Washington Redskins fans are more apt to support player Kirk Cousins: because he’s White. Bayless, has a reputation for not holding his tongue, and during Monday’s (Aug. 20) appearance on ESPN’s First Take he explained that White Redskins fans are rooting for the rookie quarterback […]